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And the winner is… Tomica

June 27, 2020 – by Doug Breithaupt One of the best things about sharing our common hobby of toy cars is that even after 35 years of collecting, the surprises keep happening. Almost every time I share a story with readers, someone provides comments that enlighten me and often send me in search of models […]

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Lamley Daily: Tomica Dandy Hino petrol tanker

Tomica’s Limited Vintage Hinos have been some of the most desirable 1/64s of the past few years. Monsters, full of tiny details, opening trailers and oozing with retro Japanese chic. And the demand has been high, prices have quickly risen to the point where to some of us they have fast become unobtanium. But today we’re not going to be serving up any more (highly deserved) hyperbole on those. We’re taking a little step back into the Japanese brand’s back catalogue to look at the one of the ancestors of the modern TLVN Hinos.

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Lamley Daily: Tomica Mazda Bongo Friendee

The Bongo Friendee is one of my favourite Tomica castings. It’s a solid lump of metal and has the fantastic ‘Auto Free Top’ extendable roof for great play value. It also comes in paint finishes that reflect real-life colours, complete with the correct graphics

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Little Cars that Made a Big Impression

April 14, 2020 by Doug Breithaupt In the second half of the 20th Century, five small cars from five different countries made a huge contribution to history of the automobile. Even full-sized, these cars did not take up much space individually, but multiplied by millions, they changed the way that the world moved. The focus […]

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Tomica Striking Aston Martin Debut With A Heavyweight Super Puma

(Find Tomica Aston Martin on eBay) I’m very delighted that the Aston Martin Brand has make its way into Tomica with their very first appearance starting with a striking pair of Vanquish Zagato, and also the Tomica Premium Aston Martin DB5 that is coming next month. On a side note, the Redbox No.19 Suzuki Kanata […]

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That’s Mine’s!!

Gran Turismo kids and fan boys will understand. For others it will be a discovery, or just beautiful mini cars, or another white rims model, or just some more JDM s***. Mine’s is a customizer based in Japan specialized in high end performance parts and tuning. They have a website, where you can see the […]

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Lamley Daily: Tomica Mooncraft Special

Model: Tomica Mooncraft Special Line: Tomica mainline eBay link: Tomica Mooncraft Special Why I am featuring it: This has to be one of my all time favourite Tomicas, and one I discovered thanks to my love of Japanese motorsport. For those into their Japanese cars, Mooncraft might be a name that sounds familiar. The motorsport […]

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Silvia finds a new beau… Hot Wheels

March 3, 2020, by Doug Breithaupt The Nissan Silvia has always played third fiddle to the Z Cars and Skyline or GT/R models. Now that Hot Wheels is close to exhausting all the low hanging fruit in the Japanese/JDM vehicle orchard, the Silvia has become the ripe for picking. Hot Wheels has not neglected the […]

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Lamley Daily: Tomica Sigma MC74 Mazda

Model: Tomica Sigma MC74 Mazda Release: Tomica main line Where to get it: eBay Why I am featuring it: My parents have been welcome but accidental enablers to my hobby ever since I was in a pushchair and this car is sort of proof of that. One day when I was about 8 or 9 […]

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Tomica Kickstart 2020 with the Stellar BMW Z4

2020 is an exciting year for Tomica. It’s their 50th Anniversary and this month Tomica kickstart 2020 with the pair of Red Box BMW Z4 and a riot police bus. For the first batch release the outer box comes with a NEW! for 2020 gold foil decal labelled with 50th Anniversary. It’s interesting to note […]

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Tomica 2019 Highlights and 50 Years into 2020

Hi my name is Chen Yilong from Singapore a.k.a @hotkustoms on IG. I’m very delighted to be part of the Lamley Writers Team and I will share the latest Tomica and Tomica Premium series here on a weekly basis. I’m a bit of collect everything guy but when come to Tomica I’m all in. 2020 […]

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